The Art of Seeing
Author: John Fielder
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
View: 2950"Photographing the Landscape: The Art of Seeing" summarizes the subtleties of cameras and lenses, and it offers insights into different camera formats. But throughout these technical discussions, Fielder maintains a reverence for nature despite the temptations of technology. Following in the tradition of Ansel Adams, Fielder places nature above everything else. Take a look at his photographs and you'll begin to understand. Take heed of his instruction and you'll understand even more.
techniques for photographing vistas and closeups in nature
Author: Patricia Caulfield
Publisher: Amphoto Books
View: 4623An exciting and informative guide filled with information and usable techniques for photographing vistas and closeups in nature. 200 full-color photographs.
Author: John and Barbara Gerlach
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 6797Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography, but none of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for! Digital Landscape Photography covers: * equipment such as accessories and lenses * exposure from shutter speed to common mistakes * shooting * light and its importance * composing your perfect photo * printing * and a special section on specific subjects such as waterfalls and sunrises Digital Landscape Photography, written by experts that have been shooting outdoors for decades, is a fresh look at current ways to shoot landscapes by making the most of digital format.
Mark Klett, Photography, and the Reinvention of Landscape
Author: William L. Fox
Publisher: UNM Press
View: 3697Mark Klett has been photographing the American West for nearly twenty-five years. He directed the Rephotographic Survey Project in the late 1970s, which located and rephotographed the sites of images made by William Henry Jackson, Timothy O'Sullivan, and other photographers surveying the West in the late nineteenth century. Klett has also published several books of his own work. Using his travels in the Nevada desert with Mark Klett and his current rephotographic team as the starting point, William Fox offers here an examination of the history of photography in the American West and of Klett's role in documenting the landscape. Like the story of photography itself, this is a multilayered narrative. Part historical overview, part travel journal, part biographical study of Klett,View Finderexplores the evolution of our view of the land from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Fox looks at the legacy left by the likes of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Robert Adams. And in focusing on the work of Mark Klett in the last quarter century, William Fox reflects upon the meaning of the landscape at the beginning of the millennium. Because Klett's work has been so closely connected to the great photographic surveys of the 1870s, and because he has been so influential to a new generation of photographers, his is the ideal viewpoint from which to measure our changing approach to the American space.
Author: Tony Worobiec
Publisher: RHE Media Limited
View: 5550Once you realise that the defining quality of any landscape is the weather then you are truly able to master landscape photography. The weather governs the two most important features of landscape images, notably lighting and mood. Tony Worobiec, as a master of landscape photography, provides us with a guide that is both practical and inspiring for amateur photographers. 'Photographing Landscape Whatever the Weather' is comprehensive in its coverage of photography in all types of weather, from the familiar rain and sunshine to the more unusual and dramatic like dust storms and drought. If you want to know how to take the best images of rainbows or snow then this is the book for you. Tony also offers practical advice on suitable clothing, equipment care and understanding weather forecasts so that you can achieve the best images whatever the weather. This book covers all the angles when it comes to landscape and weather photography. This PhotoActive book is designed for those beginners who want to achieve more with their landscape photography. With the many wonderful photos taken by Tony providing motivation, you can’t help but don your wellies or sun hat in order to get outside to take photographs after reading this book.
Author: David Tarn
Publisher: Photographers Inst Press
View: 4462From the essential equipment to the best techniques, from finding inspiration to using light skillfully, this highly practical and extremely breathtaking volume shows how to capture the beauty of water in a photograph. Every instructive and eye-opening chapter comes complete with valuable workshops aimed at challenging and extending photographic skills, and case studies focus on particular images and the techniques that went into creating them. And the lavish images throughout provide an education in themselves. Water appears in all its magnificent diversity, including rivers, streams, lakes, and falls; at the coastline; and as snow, ice, and mist. By example, these photos show how to attain a good composition, emphasize texture, capture the mood of a location, and achieve romantic reflections.
Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
View: 5885*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)
Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 329Step-by-step instruction on creating beautiful nature and landscape portraits This eye-popping guide walks you through the nitty gritty of how to take memorable and stunning landscape and nature photos. Packed with constructive advice and a good dose of friendly handholding, this full-color and extra large-trim beginner guide escorts you through the basics of photography and explains how to apply those fundamentals when taking high-quality photos. Walks you through the basics of photography and details how you can apply those skills to nature and landscape photography Zeroes in on ways to sharpen your skills by adjusting exposure, composition, and lighting in order to get the best results Explores the most popular landscape themes and describes how to capture them, including forests, mountains, crashing waves, and sunsets Shares tips on processing photos, making common repairs, and finding inspiration Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies investigates the most popular nature themes and describes how to capture them, including birds, animals in the wild, animals in captivity, flowers, and insects.
Author: Allen Rokach
Publisher: Amphoto Books
View: 4907Landscapes are among the most popular subjects for amateur photographers because they are readily available. This illustrated handbook approaches the subject according to the areas of interest to amateurs - types of landscape, camera equipment, lighting, exposure and composition. The sections address specific topics, such as seasonal portraits, mountains, coastlines and forests, wide-angle coverage, defining the horizon, sidelighting, sunsets and night photography.
The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs
Author: John Freeman
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
View: 9193No matter what type of camera you're shooting with--digital or traditional--this is the best all-around guide for learning how to photograph better and smarter. Acclaimed photographer John Freeman simply covers all the basics...and more. Become a better photographer with hundreds of tips for taking more creative and expressive photographs with APS, SLR and digital cameras. Sixteen easily understood sections, including Understanding Cameras and Film, Photographing People, Nature, The Urban Landscape and more, offer valuable insights for improving the quality of your photos and increasing your enjoyment of the art. From artificial lighting to texture and hue, from increasing depth of field and the proper use of wide angle and telephoto lenses to the special challenges of photographing babies and children, every crucial artistic aspect of photography becomes clear. See how selecting the right background and props can dramatically enhance the composition, and learn how weather and lighting conditions affect the final print. In addition, tips for shooting film outdoors, in arctic and desert conditions, and even underwater are all included, along with guidelines for buying lenses, using filters, and the secrets of developing and retouching.
Author: Rob Sheppard
Publisher: Peachpit Press
View: 7608In Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard walks you through selecting the lens you need for capturing beautiful shots, whether in your own garden or farther afield in the great outdoors. He defines the basic focal lengths you have to choose from, including wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and he demonstrates how zoom features offer multiple focal lengths with one lens. He then shows you how to match focal length to the type of nature you are photographing and how to get that perfect close-up using special lenses. Finally, he discusses depth of field and perspective and what they mean for your images. Follow along with Rob and you will: Learn the right lens to use for the perfect shot, including wide-angle, telephoto, prime, single focal length, macro, and close-up lenses Use different zooms to get multiple focal lengths with one lens, such as wide-angle and wide-range zooms Understand the importance of depth of field, focal length, and perspective when shooting nature subjects and landscapes
Author: Laurie Klein
Publisher: Amherst Media
View: 1430Photographing female nudes is about more than just the body. For Laurie Klein, it is about capturing the feminine spirit. Laurie’s creative medium is nature. The landscape plays as much of a role in her photos as does the model. Laurie's unique way of using infrared photography, and the caring, personal way she captures her subject's innermost emotions becomes a transformational experience for both photographer and client. In this book, Klein details her techniques and her inspirations in creating these unforgettable images. Shooting nudes in nature is complex. The photographer needs to know when to start with the model and arrange nature around them or see something in nature and treat the model as part of the nature. Klein gives many ideas for posing models in relationship to nature and the landscape. She masterfully uses infrared photography to capture the beauty of the surroundings and the female form. Each photo in the book is accompanied by details of the location or setting, camera settings, composition concepts and insight into the idea and execution of the shot. Part of what makes Klein’s photos so unique and vibrant is that she develops a trusting environment that allows the subject to give themselves over completely to a transcendent photographic experience. Out of this usually comes a series of fine art portraits or a substantial book for them to enjoy, share and pass on through the generations. Using the body as a landscape, Klein crafts unique and sometimes abstract images that emphasize the beauty of the female form in different ways. Sometimes the simplicity of the image is the beauty of it. The infrared photography format provides striking contrasts between the skin tones and the natural surroundings. Tips are given for choosing unique locations that can work best for creating artful images like the ones in the book. Being able to improvise and set-up a shoot when discovering a unique setting or lighting scenario can be the key to crafting a stunning portrait. Sometimes the unexpected can occur and a prepared and creative photographer can turn that into a magical moment captured in infrared. Klein is recognized for her signature infrared photography style. This book provides in insight into her creative process.
Collected Writings and Interviews
Author: Frank Gohlke
Publisher: Hol Art Books
View: 8412Frank Gohlke has been a leading figure in American landscape photography for thirty years. Photographing grain silos in Minnesota, the aftermaths of a tornado in Texas and the Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington, and a river¿s quiet course in Massachusetts, his is a career of deep, unbroken contemplation of the land, and of our livelihood and survival within it. And for nearly as long as Gohlke has been photographing the landscape, he has also been writing about it.In the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal book, The Mind¿s Eye, and Robert Adams's Beauty in Photography, Gohlke¿s writings span from the philosophical to the personal. Throughout is his abiding sense of curiosity, an affection for and loyalty to his subject, and an uncanny ability to convey the richness of his experience to readers. In this collected volume, Gohlke¿s talent for photographing the landscape proves rivaled only by his talent for writing about it.
Ethnography of Everyday Life
Author: Richard Quinney
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3254Through the sharing of one man's life and photographs, this ethnography of human existence covers religion, philosophy, literature, the environment, visual arts, music, drama, literary criticism, sociology, and the psychology of self.
Author: Jeff Wignall
Publisher: Lark Books
View: 1563This comprehensive title covers digital vision; digital tools (cameras, lenses, accessories); common problems and solutions; exposure and flash; working with light; handling weather seasons and mood. Also covers travel and landscape photography; portraiture; sports photography; post-production, including seeing, sharing, and storing digital images; basic desktop printing; the digital darkroom; a Photoshop primer; sharing the image; and much, much more. If the digital photographer needs to know the information, it's in here.